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Inside The Wire 340 | June 2012

R Stevie Moore by Michael Schmelling

The Masthead 4

Letters 6

Bitstream 8 News and more from under the radar

Trip Or Squeek 9 Cartoon strip by Savage Pencil

Bites 10 Beth Lesser’s new ebook Rub-a-Dub Style; Bristol’s Young Echo collective; Bruce Russell’s Flying Nun compilation; the early synth jams of Don Preston; plus Unofficial Channels

Charts 44

Out There 82 Festivals, concerts, gigs and club listings

Subscriptions 88

Below The Radar + The Wire Tapper 89 Free downloads and CDs

Reviews Index 45

Soundcheck 46 This month’s selected CDs, vinyl and downloads, including Hildur Guðnadóttir, Tlaotlon, Can and Pauline Oliveros. Plus specialist columns, unusual formats and reissues

The Inner Sleeve 77 Arik Roper on Black Sabbath’s Technical Ecstasy

Print Run 68 New music books: Klaus Dinger’s archives, Tav Falco’s Memphis, an oral history of ESP Disk’, a memoir/manifesto inspired by Indian film music, new perspectives on music and globalisation, and Adorno revisited

On Screen 71 Films & DVDs: Two Years At Sea; Big Fun In The Big Town

On Site 72 Exhibitions, installations, etc: John Wynne in London; Fouad Bouchoucha in Paris

On Location 73 Festival and concert reviews: Egyptian Lover, Spinn & Rashad, The Sinking Of The Titanic, Perspectives 2012, Transmissions V, Laibach, Roscoe Mitchell and more

Collateral Damage 14 How to navigate the new digital routes between African music and Western listeners, asks Brian Shimkovitz

Global Ear Kingston 16 Julian Henriques meets the teacher fostering a new generation of roots rock reggae musicians

Cross Platform Ruth Ewan 18 A jukebox of protest songs is just one of this artist’s politically charged works. By Agata Pyzik

Nik Colk Void 20 The Factory Floor guitarist gets her hands dirty with the raw materials of sound. By Jennifer Allan

Traxman 21 Robin Howells has a lesson in Footwork and Ghetto House history from the jazz-sampling Chicagoan

Invisible Jukebox Jan Jelinek 22 Which of the many aliases of the Berlin based electronic music polymath will respond to The Wire’s mystery record selection? Tested by Alexander Samuels

Annea Lockwood 26 Sparked by a lifelong affinity with the environment, the composer’s work is truly elemental, harnessing fire, water, stone and glass. By Julian Cowley

Bass Clef 32 Ralph Cumbers’s Acid-inspired synths and beats, forged in the shadow of the Olympic Park, evoke the spirit of London’s liminal zones. By Joseph Stannard

R Stevie Moore 40 Matthew Ingram charts the remarkable life of the lo-fi pioneer through 35 years and over 400 releases of homemade radio rock and warped power pop

Epiphanies 90 Mira Calix recalls a revelatory dawn encounter with some impromptu land art in the Indian Ocean

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